As an avid Variax acoustic user, I want to purchase on of the JTV models- but which one? Any advice would be very welcome....
My situation is as follows-
1) The guitar will be primarily a workhorse, for gigs in particular. I play a very wide range of styles from funk and pop to classic rock and blues (even the odd metal track) often within the same set!! I need clear strat and tele sounds, and also thick and chunky distortions. Considerable variety in other words. I currently use a strat and Variax acoustic.
2) I never use a tremolo arm and therefore much prefer a hard-tail (stop-tail?) bridge.
So, in essence, a 59, 69 or 89? I like the look of the 59 but am concerned that the 3-way toggle will limit my tone choices; the 69 seems to be the most strat-like but I don't like trem arms; the 89... again is it a shredding machine or would I get a full tonal range?
Any advice would be much appreciated. I intend pairing the JTV with the HD500X so maybe that will make a difference (is that Mac compatible?)
Thanks in advance.